For the first time Thomas Hampson created a complete series for the coming season 2004/05 at the Konzerthaus in Vienna:
24.02.2005 – 18:00 “I HEAR AMERICA SINGING”
Lecture with Thomas Hampson
24.02.2005 – 19:30 I HEAR AMERICA SINGING – I
Recital Thomas Hampson
26.02.2005 – 14:30 Symposium at the Konzerthaus
“Artists in America, art from America. The history of their reflection in the world.”
(In co-operation with the Hampsong-Foundation)
27.02.2005 – 19:30 I HEAR AMERICA SINGING – II
RSO Wien / Hampson / Axelrod
03.06.2005 – 19:30 MAHLER-LIEDER – I
Recital Thomas Hampson
06.06.2005 – 19:30 MAHLER-LIEDER – II
Thomas Hampson / Wiener Virtuosen
12.06.2005 – 19:30 “Thaïs”
RSO Wien / Hampson / Fleming / Plasson u.a.
I HEAR AMERICA SINGING
I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear;
Those of mechanics – each one singing his, as it should be, blithe and strong;
The carpenter singing his, as he measures his plank and beam;
The mason singing his, as he makes ready for work,
or leaves off work;
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat –
the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck;
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench –
the hatter singing as he stands;
The wood-cutter’s song – the ploughboy’s, on his way
in the morning, or at the noon intermission, or at sundown;
The delicious singing of the mother – or of the young wife
at work – or of the girl sewing or washing – Each singing what belongs to her, and to none else;
The day what belongs to the day – At night, the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing, with open mouths, their strong melodious songs.
Walt Whitman – “Leaves of Grass”
Thomas Hampson will fill in as a guest host for Terrance McKnight on WQXR this Thursday, November 5, beginning at 7 pm ET. During this hour, Thomas will celebrate the song repertoire, featuring works by Schubert, Mahler, Ives, and many others. Tune in and learn more about Hampson’s guest host hour via WQXR.
PENTATONE continues its American Opera Series with Houston Grand Opera’s world premiere recording of Tarik O’Regan’s The Phoenix (2019), an opera on the life of Lorenzo da Ponte, Mozart’s favorite librettist. Da Ponte (1749-1838) was an adventurer, who not only travelled the world, but in a way also through time, living across what seem to be impossible moments of history that never should have aligned in somebody’s life.
The documentary by C Major Entertainment “The Animated Story of Jenny Lind”, in which Thomas Hampson is the narrator, has won this year’s Golden Prague Fesitval’s Performing Arts Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious and acclaimed Performing Arts festival for TV and film, with opera, dance, concerts and documentaries from all over the world. It is also on the Shortlist of potential winners of the Prix Italia.
Thomas Hampson makes his Global Concert Hall debut next month, performing with the Orchester Wiener Akademie under the baton of its founder and musical director Martin Haselböck. The concert, filmed at the Brucknerhouse Linz in August 2020, will be streamed on IDAGIO’s Global Concert Hall on Thursday, October 15, beginning at 8 pm Berlin / 2 pm New York. The concert will be available to stream through October 22.
Thomas Hampson returns to the stage this month, with a concert at the Stiftskirche Millstatt, and two performances at the Salzkammergut Classic Festival. Beginning on August 2 in Millstatt, Hampson will perform lieder by Gustav Mahler and Johannes Brahms with pianist Christian Koch, and the Carinthia Chor Millstatt will sing Carinthian songs under the direction of Bernhard Zlanabitnig.
For the first time ever, audiences around the world will have a special opportunity to watch the Canadian Opera Company’s 2018 world premiere production of Hadrian, in full, online. On Monday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. ET, in partnership with Montréal Pride Festival, the COC is hosting a free, one-night-only digital stream of the modern grand opera. The Hadrian Watch Party helps kick off one week of virtual Pride events and will feature a live Q&A session with both the composer and celebrated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor, a giant in Canadian theatre.
In song, you have one of the most amazing diaries of any generation’s culture at a given time.